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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Split Pea Soup

Since the fall chill is in the air (well, at least in the mornings), I have been inspired to put soup back into the rotation. This week, I made a split pea soup, adapted from The Moosewood Restaurant Daily Special cookbook.

What You Need:
  • 2 cups split peas
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 yellow potatoes, cubed
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cubed
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 1/4 cup miso
  • cilantro
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
What You Do:
  • Combine split peas, water, potatoes, carrots, celery and onion. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes. 
  • Add bay leaves, marjoram, salt and pepper. Continue to simmer for another 20-30 minutes, or until all veggies are tender and soup looks creamy.
  • Remove from heat. Add miso and stir well to blend in.
  • Serve with fresh cilantro (if desired).
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  1. Split pea soup is a favourite here, actually pretty much any soup is a favourite :) We enjoyed some this week too.

  2. Yum, love split pea soup. I have been thinking hard about soup lately, but since it is still in the 90s here, I have yet to make it a reality. One of these days...

  3. Soup has been on here too! A sure sign of Fall :) Our family favourites are broccoli and orange soup (combination of blended carrots, sweet potato and tomato)...but really we love them all! Your recipe sounds delicious! I love marjoram in soup.